Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Zentangle® Dare, Challenge, Gourds, Magnet and an Inchie

I really liked the template this week, #88, from The Bright Owl. I used Sunray, Knightsbridge, and a variant of Crescent Moon:
The Diva's Challenge, #151, was to use the Moebius Syndrome Foundation's logo as your string. Please do look at her post to learn more about this syndrome that her absolutely adorable son has.
Marasu and Bales
My Inchie this week was to use "Brown". This was a lot of fun and I tried several things and finally settled on how you make the color brown. There are many ways to make brown, just browse the Internet, but the simplest is to just use two colors opposite from each other on the color wheel.


I have forgotten to post the work that we did at my monthly group. We were given magnet backed paper and could do whatever we wanted. This is now hanging on my refrigerator. I loved working on this paper because it is soft to draw on and also the pencil blends very nicely:
Meer, Betweed, Tipple
Finally, I finished working on a couple of gourds that my friend, Amy, brought me:
Don't forget, if you have any interest, to look for updates to my Art Journal page on the tabs above. I am having too much fun!

42 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea for your inchie and I adore you zentangled gourds.

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    1. Thank you, Lisette for your nice comments.

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  2. Very clever idea with the brown inchie! Oh, and those tangles all around us - heaven!

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  3. The gourds turned out fabulous! You know where to get a zillion more!!!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. You should do some too. I know you would do beautiful ones because you have much more patience than I do HAHA!

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  4. I like this zendala Jean, your shading is great. I also love the gourds!

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. This one was a favorite. The gourds were not easy to do as my pen wanted to slip all over!

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  5. Wonderful pieces this week again! Especially I love your zendala with this wonderful straight-line compostion. Also your inchie and möbius strip are very lovely!!

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    1. I appreciate your nice comments, Lonetta! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. All very nice Jean. The Zendala Dare and the Diva's Challenge are well done, and I especially like the other Mandala that you did for your monthly group.

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    1. Thank you, Audrie. I will certainly do more of those magnets. Maybe they will be next year's Christmas gifts to my family.

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  7. This was an artsy week for you! I love all the patterns you used for the various pieces and your zendala and diva dare came out lovely!

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    1. I was doing a demo at Hobby Lobby for my Zentangle classes and had the time to put into being just a bit more careful. It does make a difference when you don't rush. Thanks.

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  8. Wow, Jean!!! You have been so productive!!! And such beautiful,.........EVERYTHING!!! I'm gonna take a look at your art journal work too. (I have to say, I'm a bit envious that you have time to do all of this beautiful work) I barely get mine in!!! Anyway, I love your take on brown too!!! How very clever! I love it!! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thank you, Annette. I have decided that this is my job actually. I refuse to waste a moment. Since I retired in July of this year, I work my day around my artwork and my blog and learning new things. I spend most of my day in my studio only venturing out to throw in a load of wash or running the vacuum now and then! It's a choice I've made and I'm loving it.

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  9. Really great selection here, Jean. I too think the inchie is very clever and love the tangles on the gourds! All excellent - you really are having fun! Axxx

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    1. Yes, Anne, I really am having fun. Thanks :)

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  10. Great job on all your work. I'm especially taken with your gourds and the Zendalas!

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    1. Thank you, Daniele. I love hearing comments from my fellow CZT's :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ilse, and for your nice comment!

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  12. Your work is lovely!! Very interesting interpretation of the Diva's challenge. This is my first one and I am new at all this!

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    1. Welcome to the Challenge. You will love looking at everyone's ideas. We all think so differently. And, thank you!

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    2. Thank you so much Jean ... you have made me feel most welcome!!

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  13. love the inchie and the zentangles are awesome! great job Jean

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment :)

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  14. Your inchie is fabulous - a great take on the theme.
    xxx Hazel.

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    1. Thanks, Hazel. I think these Inchies are just so much fun to do. I wish I had tried doing them earlier.

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  15. Fabulous zentangles, and a brilliant idea for your inchie.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. I really love hearing from fellow artists.

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  16. Love the one on the magnet backed paper. Didn't know such a thing existed, I might be making fridge magnets for presents fom now on in haha

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I didn't either, but I loved working on it. It has such a nice surface for tangling.

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  17. What a cool idea for Brown! I really love the creativity behind it and it's perfect. You got to add a splash of color, but it's still all about brown. AWESOME!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. I really had to battle with this one because I don't like brown except if it is candy!

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  18. Wow your work is lovely, so neat.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. The trick is to work slowly. I sometimes forget that :)

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  19. What a wonderful inchie and what a brilliant idea!!! Your zentangle looks so neat and tidy....and beautiful! x

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    1. Thanks, Karen.Those inchie prompts really make you think to try to do something different that others. I enjoy that.

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  20. Like your Zendala and the Moebius Strip. Like the simplicity of the zendala and the shading helps bring things out.

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